About Pat Reid
"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations".
Psalm 89: 1
"COME INTO MY LIFE" (c)2006 PGA Music Productions/SOCAN.
News......Gospel Music Association 2006 Covenant Awards....(GMA)...
Pat's debut album "Come Into My Life" was nominated for Traditional Album of the Year; and two songs: "Come Into My Life" and "Lord of Lords, King of Kings" were both nominated for Traditional Song of Year...
*Pat began singing at the early age of 15 in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad where he formed a trio called the Canaries. The three friends went on to win an Island-wide televised contest called "Scouting for Talent". The group performed at various charitable venues as the boys were too young to perform in clubs. Returning to his native Jamaica, Pat joined the Jaywalkers, a six piece R&B/Reggae band that enjoyed much popularity with the local islanders.
Migrating to Toronto in the late 1960's,Pat played with various R&B groups such as The Experiments, New Directions, Toronto Revival and The PG Reid Band. Appearing at venues in and around the Toronto area; University campuses; and covering numerous road tours in South Western Ontario; the East Coast including Newfoundland, Pat's vocals wooed the crowds and he became the talk of the town. He has performed with fellow names like keyboard player Kingsley Ettienne; sax player Demo Cates; piano player/producer Eddie Bullen to name a few.
Pat’s vocal training began at Toronto's famed Royal Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Miss John. He then attended the renowned Humber College's Jazz Program, as a Voice Major under Clarke Anderson, where he was exposed to the mechanics of music theory; piano; rhythm and vocal ensemble. He holds a degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto. Accompanying himself on the piano, Pat sooths the soul with vintage Jazz. He hopes to continue writing inspiring songs.